2004


CHINA'S NATIONAL DEFENSE IN 2004

FOREWORD

CHAPTER I THE SECURITY SITUATION

CHAPTER II MATIONAL DEFENSE POLICY

CHAPTER III REVOLUTION IN MILITARY AFFAIRS WITH CHINESE CHARACTERISTICS

Reducing the PLA by 200,000

Strengthening the Navy, Air Force and Second Artillery Force

Speeding up Informationalization

Accelerating the Modernization of Weaponry and Equipment

Implementing the Strategic Project for Talented People

Intensifying Joint Training

Deeping Logistical Reforms

Innovating Political Work

Governing the Armed Forces Strictly and According to Law

CHAPTER IV DEFENSE EXPENDITURE AND DEFENSE ASSETS

Defense Expenditure

Military Order Placement and Procurement

Protection of Defense Assets

CHAPTER V THE MILITARY SERVICE SYSTEM

Administration System for Military Service Work

Active Service

Reserve Service

Enlistment in Peacetime

Discharge from Active Service and Resettlements

CHAPTER VI NATIONAL DEFENSE MOBILIZATION AND RESERVE FORCE BUILDING

Mobilization of National Economy

Civil Air Defense (CAD)

Mobilizatoin of Communications for National Defense

Militia Force Building

Reserve Force Building

National Defense Education

CHAPTER VII SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND INDUSTRY FOR NATIONAL DEFENSE

Main Tasks

Reform and Adjustment

Development of Civil Use Industry

Cooperation with Foreign Countries

CHAPTER VIII THE ARMED FORCES AND THE PEOPLE

Supporting the PLA and Giving Preferential Treatment to Families of Servicemen and martyrs, and Supporting the Government and Cherishing the People

Participating in and Supporting National Construction

Participating in Emergency Rescue and Disaster Relief Operations

Keeping discipline in Relations to the Masses

CHAPTER IX INTERNATIONAL SECURITY COOPERATION

Strategic Consultation and Dialogue

Regional Security Cooperation

Cooperation in Non-Traditional Security Fields

Participating in UN Peace-Keeping Operations

Military Exchanges

CHAPTER X ARMS CONTROL DISARMAMENT AND NONPROLIFERATION

Committed to the Non-Proliferation Efforts

Promoting the International Arms Control and Disarmament Process

Fulfilling International Arms Control and Disarmament Obligations

Participating in Humanitarian Efforts in the Arms Control Field

APPENDICES

Appendix I Members of the CMC

Appendix II Leaders of the Four headquarters/Departments of the PLA

Appendix III Major Military  Exchanges With Other Countries (2003-2004)

Appendix IV Participation in Security Consultations (2003-2004)

Appendix V Joint Exercises with Foreign Armed Forces (2003-2004)

Appendix VI Participation in UN Peace-Keeping Operations

Appendix VII Major Military Regulations Promulgated Since 2003